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Mariners Restaurant of Ipswich

Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
01473289748
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Ranked #4 of 322 Restaurants in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $72
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Continental, Brasserie
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Within easy walking distance of the town centre, Ipswich's most original restaurant, II Punto, is an antique Dutch customs gunboat, moored along Neptune Quay. You can relax in its wonderful atmosphere and its polished brass ambience. From a quick snack for lunch on the upper deck to a romantic dinner on the lower deck, it is the perfect place for an evening on the sea front.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Been here before but don't think I would return - food was ok but nothing outstanding and also quite pricey

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LINCOLNSHIRE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Our second visit to the mariners and as we travel three hours to watch the football we make the visit worthwhile as the football generally disappoints. The food is the best I've eaten the venue is pretty but a tad too cosy,that's the reason I've not 5 starred it. Too picky possibly. The staff very are very professional and polite.... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food is very good the staff are attentive, it's the best steak we have ever had. it was a bit expensive but nice for special occasion

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West Sussex GB
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Mariners is a floating restaurant in Ipswich Marina, built on the hull of a 19th C gunboat. The outside appearance is nothing to write home about, but inside it is very well appointed with wood panelling and crisp white linen. We didn't go 'topside' where there is an open area. The food was, we all agreed, outstandingly good, and our... More

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Suffolk
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have used Mariners, formerly Il Punto, for many years. Our children all celebrated their 21st birthdays aboard (the eldest is now 40) and I can honestly say we've never been disappointed. For a majority of that time, Denis has been the Manager/Maître D and his staff are always polite, friendly, efficient and almost 'invisible' in that they work so... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went for our anniversary and the service and food were fabulous.We had the evening set menu which had a great choice and all dishes were high quality.Extensive wine list and all reasonably priced.The restaurant was nearly full on a Tuesday night pointing to great food.We will return again.

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Harleston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited on a Saturday evening to celebrate our Pearl Wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. From the moment we stepped aboard we were made most welcome. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. The food was top quality and the wine very good. My request for a change of sauce on my duck was met with several alternative... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was for my dad's 75th birthday so we needed to go somewhere nice. Having previously eaten at Maison Bleu and The Great House I knew the food would be special and the location really helped make it something special, especially as there appeared to be an event in the mariner that evening with a beautiful light show during dinner... More

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Woodbridge, United Kindom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Visited the Mariners as part of a birthday celebration with my husband. The staff were very attentive, nothing too much trouble. The service and food equally excellent with a varied menu and dishes beautifully presented. Well recommended for that 'special' occasion. The views from the boat provided a nice backdrop to the whole experience. Highly recommended.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I went with my family, a party of 7 Friday lunchtime and had a wonderful meal. The quality and presentation of the food was outstanding , we all had a different dish and they were all equally as good. The service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. I would really recommend the restaurant, in fact my nephew said... More

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